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BNSF Railway said worker was too obese for job in railyard; Judge lets ADA discrimination suit continue
A federal judge has said a man who had been denied employment by a railroad because he was too obese can continue his lawsuit accusing the railroad company of disability discrimination.
A federal judge has allowed a former Cook County correctional officer to continue his suit accusing Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart of firing him in retaliation for supporting a political opponent of the sheriff. The judge, however, dismissed a number of other defendants within the sheriff's office from the case.
A state appeals court has upheld a $21 million judgment for a railroad worker who hurt his foot on the job.
Machinist's claims work fumes caused cancer vs Union Pacific, Safety Kleen headed back to Cook court
A machinist’s case against Union Pacific, claiming the railroad should be made to pay for allegedly exposing him to toxic fumes and products at work, allegedly causing his renal cancer, has been sent back to Cook County court, after a federal judge determined the Federal Employees Liability Act doesn't let it pull out of state court.